IAAF through its press release confirmed that they have been doing behind the scene investidation of Genzeebe Dibaba head trainer and coach Jama Aden.
They stated that, “they will continue to use all available means and resources within their powers to protect and clean the game of athletics”.
Integrity is the pillar of athletics and we will continue investigating both individuals and coaches who are intent on exploiting athletes and promoting the use of prohibited substances.
Athletics of late has been making headlines all over the world and the use of drugs has been so rampant that a stay order was again put in place for Russia.
When commenting after banning Russia the IAAF President Sebastian Coe said; “Today we have been dealing with the failure of ARAF and made the decision to provisionally suspend them, the toughest sanction we can apply at this time.
But we discussed and agreed that the whole system has failed the athletes, not just in Russia, but around the world.
Kenya is among countries on the Wada watch-list after a series of convictions on anti-doping violations by Kenyan athletes in the recent past — about 40 athletes have been nabbed in the last two years.
The country’s list of shame features the high profile positive test returns for EPO in former Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo’s A and B samples while sprinters Joy Sakari and Fransisca Koki were banned for Furosemide use at the 2015 World Championships.
Other top runners under suspension include 800m runner Agatha Jeruto, former world cross-country champion Emily Chebet and marathoner Julia Mumbi Muraga.